Township Allows Topsoil Removal at Sanatoga Greene

Township Allows Topsoil Removal at Sanatoga Greene
Construction of residences in the Sanatoga Greene development has been under way since fall

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Earth-moving completed during recent months to prepare dozens of acres on the west side of Evergreen Road for hundreds of residential units to be built at the Sanatoga Greene multi-use project in Lower Pottsgrove have left its contractor, the Skippack-based H&K Group Inc., with a weighty problem.

It must remove tons of excess topsoil from the formerly hilly terrain, township Manager Ed Wagner told its Board of Commissioners. The company initially notified Lower Pottsgrove of its needs in a Nov. 24 (2021) letter, he reported.

Commissioners agreed Monday (Jan. 3, 2022) to allow H&K to immediately begin hauling eight of an accumulated 40-to-50 yards of topsoil out of the development, and away from the township, to a party elsewhere that can use the fill. “It’s just a small phase,” Wagner said, representing the longer, larger effort “to get rid of all of it.”

Commissioners must later approve how much more of, and by what means, the remaining topsoil can be taken away. Those decisions are likely at future meetings, they indicated.

Construction is finished on four Sanatoga Greene townhomes, Wagner also reported to commissioners, including its model home for prospective buyers. All four have passed inspection conducted by township Code Enforcement Officer Joe Groff and a ready for occupancy, the manager added.

Editor’s note: Supplemental information (the last paragraph) was added to this story Sunday (Jan. 9) at 11:53 a.m., almost four hours after its initial publication.

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